Five reasons why the Chilean is the most in demand star in the world right now.
It’s beggar’s belief that Barcelona are prepared to let Alexis Sanchez go this summer, but one thing is certain that he will have no shortage of potential suitors to land his signature.
With the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus all vying for his signature over the coming weeks, we could have one of the most exciting transfer sagas in recent years on our hands.
Sanchez has been a star player for Chile at the World Cup over this past month, but for those who weren’t aware, he has been playing like that whenever he has been given the chance in Catalonia, and there are five reasons listed below that have made him become one of the world’s most in demand stars right now.
Sanchez could give club mate Lionel Messi a run for his money when it comes to close control and is never afraid to take a defender on head to head. It’s hard to think of many Premier League full-backs that could keep him under wraps for a whole 90 minutes. He doesn’t needlessly showboat, though, he inevitably has a end product that often yields results.
The Chilean is the definition of a pocket rocket, and though neither Liverpool or Arsenal are short of pace on the flanks, Sanchez is an entirely different breed. Last year he was billed as the tenth fastest player in the world by FIFA, clocking up a flat-out speed of 18.7mph, he will certainly add another dimension to any attack that he is a part of.
3. Goal scoring
Sanchez not only wracked up 20 goals last season, he did it as Barcelona’s second choice to Lionel Messi. Before pegging the equaliser against Brazil in their World Cup clash, he bagged two impossible tight angled goals for his club against first Valencia and then Atletico Madrid. His goals will not only win points (duh, obviously) but will win him a whole new set of admirers as he delights crowds with his impressive finishes.
4. He winds up John Terry
That must be worth something on its own. The Chelsea skipper was sent off for booting Sanchez in their Champions League semi-final clash two years ago that ruled him out of the final and sparked thousands of internet memes everywhere. Furthermore, he terrorised the England national team defence in a friendly last year and will be just itching to do it again.
Able to be deployed on the wing, through the middle, or even up front. His adaptability in front of goal will appeal to managers everywhere as it will make him even more difficult to keep track of during games.